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Alum Zoldi Featured on APS News

Monday, January 23, 2017
Alumni Scott Zoldi (Duke Physics, '98) was featured in APS News' Profiles in Versatility. Zoldi's advisor was Prof. Henry Greenside and since graduating has gone on to apply physics to finance. Read "FICO Scores with Chaos Theorist" here.

Duke Physics at CUWiP 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Five Duke physics undergrads attended the American Physical Society Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP), held at Virginia Tech this year for the Southeast region. Photo on right: l-r, Kaitlin McCreery, Prof. Kate Scholberg, Megan Conroy, Isabel Avery, Tianji Cai, Yuqi Yun... Read More »

Physics Holiday Party 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Physics Department held their annual holiday party on December 14th at the Doris Duke Center. Sage & Swift provided catering and more than 125 Physics faculty, staff, researchers, students, and family attended. Thank you for a fun evening! We look forward to next year.

Prof. Liu Named Fellow of AMS

Friday, December 9, 2016
Prof. Jian-Guo Liu was named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for his contributions to the analysis of numerical methods for fluid dynamics, kinetic theory, and nonlinear partial differential equations. Congratulations!

Ben Cerio: From Physicist to Data Scientist

Friday, December 2, 2016
When Ben Cerio, PhD ’15, came to Duke Physics as a graduate student, he imagined he would eventually become a physics professor. Instead, he’s a data scientist, a job the Harvard Business Review in 2012 called “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” Cerio works at a startup in San Francisco... Read More »

New TUNL Director Art Champagne Looks to the Future

Friday, December 2, 2016
The Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) has a new director. On July 1, Duke professor Calvin Howell passed the baton to UNC professor Art Champagne, who is the William C. Friday Professor of Physics at UNC-Chapel Hill. Howell says Champagne has all the characteristics of a successful... Read More »

Prof. Kim Focus in Science

Friday, December 2, 2016
Science online published an article focusing on the work of Prof. Jungsang Kim. Read "Scientists are close to building a quantum computer that can beat a conventional one" online here and in print beginning December 2.

Prof. Everitt Named 2016 AAAS Fellow

Monday, November 28, 2016
Prof. Henry Everitt has been named a 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow in the physics section. There were three more fellows from Duke this year, one from Biology (John Franklin Rawls) and two in the Medical School (Jane F. Pendergast and Joe Brice Weinberg). See the... Read More »

Prof. Mikkelsen Recipient of Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award

Monday, October 17, 2016
Congratulations to Prof. Maiken Mikkelsen! The APS announced she will be receiving the Maria Goeppert-Mayer award "For the demonstration of outstanding potential in the field of quantum nanophotonics." See the APS announcement on their website here.

Graduate Student Kristen Collar Contributes to Grad School's Blog

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Kristen Collar and her colleagues from last spring’s Emerging Leaders Institute have recently published a blog post ("Re-envisioning Mental Health at Duke University") about their team project on The Graduate School’s Professional Development Blog.  As the post mentions, Kristen and her team... Read More »

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